SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt gained the lads’s super-G on the World Cup Finals on Thursday to shut in on the 23-year-old document for many factors in a single season.
The victory raised Odermatt’s tally to 1,942 factors, leaving him 58 wanting the all-time mark set by Austrian nice Hermann Maier within the 1999-2000 season.
Odermatt can break the document of two,000 factors with a top-three end in Saturday’s large slalom. He has completed on the rostrum in all eight large slalom races he began this season.
“I’ve achieved every part I needed this season so I’m going to rejoice at the moment,” mentioned Odermatt, who has secured the general, super-G and large slalom season titles. “With what’s left in my tank, I’ll assault on Saturday. When it occurs, then it’s nice. If not, then I don’t owe anybody a proof.”
Theoretically, Odermatt would have one other likelihood in Sunday’s season-ending slalom, however he has by no means raced in that occasion on World Cup degree.
The general document, between women and men, is held by Slovenian standout Tina Maze, who gathered 2,414 factors when she gained the ladies’s total title 10 years in the past.
Odermatt, a two-time total champion, had already locked up the season title in super-G after successful 5 of the earlier seven races. He added his sixth triumph within the self-discipline, and twelfth total this season, by beating Marco Schwarz of Austria by 0.29 seconds.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde completed 0.71 seconds behind in third, a day after the Norwegian acquired the globe for the most effective downhiller of the season.
Mikaela Shiffrin, who’s Kilde’s girlfriend and watched the race from the end space, hugged Odermatt to congratulate him after the race.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle of america completed 0.86 seconds behind Odermatt in fourth for his finest results of the season.
The boys used the very same Aliga course as the ladies did for his or her super-G earlier Thursday.
Odermatt, whose successful time was 1 minute, 23.91 seconds, was almost three seconds sooner than Swiss teammate Lara Intestine-Behrami, who gained the ladies’s race in 1:26.70.
The staff occasion is scheduled for Friday.
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